17 MAY 2016
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LIKELY AUTUMN DECISION FOR CITY AIRPORT EXPANSION
At the closing of the second Inquiry into expansion of City Airport on Tuesday, the Planning Inspector made it clear that he will complete his report by early July where it will then pass to the Secretaries of State for Transport and Local Government for a final decision expected in early autumn.
Today’s inquiry heard evidence City Airport, HACAN East and a powerful plea from Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Borough Council, for residents’ concerns to be given proper consideration in the Inspector’s recommendation to the Government.
John Stewart, Chair of HACAN East, said: “We firmly believe that this expansion would not be in the interests of people living around or under the City Airport flight paths. There is a lot at stake in the outcome of this Inquiry.”
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